Black History Month: Starts today!

Black History Month: Starts today!

Black History Month is here! It's taking place through the month of October. With over 70 events and activities taking place across the borough, take a look at this year’s brochure to find out how you can celebrate Black History Month with your family and friends.

There is something for everyone; from film to classical music to jazz, as well as talks, poetry and live performances.

Get involved in celebrating Southwark’s amazing black history. Visit: to find out more and download a copy of the events brochure, or pick one up at your local Southwark library.

This October explores the heritage of Southwark's African, Caribbean and diaspora communities. It's a time to focus our attention and to celebrate the history and legacy of black British communities. 

We are sharing all the fabtastic Southwark events and activities on our website and scoail media and so please send through anything that your charity or group are planning.

What's happening through the month?

  • The Black History related events we have shared so far you can find on our events section here
  • London Southbank University (LSBU) have several events coming up, see them here
  • And you can take a look at what BlackFriars Settlment are planning here.

Do keep sending them though your events and activities, email:, or tweet us: @cosouthwark 

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